Helping seniors find housing
Well-aged housing throughout the Wheatbelt region has been helping seniors find alternative living arrangements in their preferred community.
Previously, seniors were only provided with one option; migrating to other areas to live with family members. Well-aged housing was ideal for seniors who expressed that "people would like to stay where they grew up [and]…these homes let you do that.”.
Since well-aged housing was established, tenants have stated that housing has positively impacted their lives. Specifically in the Shire of Dumbleyung the elderly residents co-located next to the hospital and Frail-Aged Housing has been promoted sense of community. Co-locations has made it easier for the elderly residents to check up on each other and develop friendships, with residents claiming “this place is very much for oldies.”